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Gratitude - Gratitude is an Attitude (Perspectives)
The idea behind this series called Perspectives is explained in a hub published by MickeySr:
- Perspectives: An Introduction
What we think and how we feel about things is defined, not by the things themselves, but by our perspective of things. Everything that comes before us is filtered through our perception of things...
Gratitude is an Attitude
GRATITUDE is a warm, friendly feeling of thankfulness and appreciation ~ (WordWeb)
An ATTITUDE is a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways ~ (WordWeb)
On the premise that gratitude is an attitude, I have the following convictions:
- Gratitude is an attitude; gratitude is a habit; gratitude is a customary way of behavior that enables love.
- The Ungrateful is not able to love themselves or their fellowman; they have no idea what love is.
- The Ungrateful is a demanding and dangerous creature, coveting what others regard as sources of gratitude.
- The Ungrateful is eager to annex sources of gratitude, either by force, or by fraud, or by one or the other disrespectful way.
Say, 'Thank you, Mommy'!
Respect plus Gratitude equals Love
Respect and Gratitude are the very first 'good manners' a mother teaches her child.
Respect: “Call people by their names – Mommy, Daddy, Nanny, Granny – and say ‘please’ when you ask them anything you need.”
Gratitude: “Say ‘thank you’ for what you receive. Even those things you don’t want and haven’t asked for, are bricks you need to build yourself an identity and a life."
Respect (for oneself and others) PLUS Gratitude (with who/what we are and have) EQUALS love ourselves and our fellowman.
Breathing is but only one source of
An A-Z poetic list of things to be grateful for
I've started with an A to Z list of things to be grateful 22 months ago. But as it goes (with me), other projects always tend to hook me before I reach the end of a beginning. Perspectives has now given me the opportunity to edit the existing lists and to add some more.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust
“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr
Gratitude - Things to be Grateful for: K to O
I am Grateful for
Kaleidoscopes of colors, shapes and toys;
Kentucky fried chicken, ketchup and knives;
Kiosks, kettles, a kitchen of my own;
Kindness, kisses, knowledge and kiwi fruit.
Life, love, laughter, leisure and true leaders;
language and laptops and lessons to learn;
Lips and legs, ladders, leather and legends;
Libraries, licenses, licorice and luck.
Money and matches, moonlight and mercy;
Meaningful moments, memories and moms;
Macaroni-cheese, milk, meat and mash;
Machinery, medicine, music and maps.
Names, nurses, nature, nectar and nylon;
Negotiations and navigators;
Normality, my nose, neighbors and nuts;
Numbers, no nonsense, nothings the matter.
Oxygen, openness, obedience,
Obligations, order, oceans and oils.
Orchestras, opinions, oranges,
Ornaments, what's optional and okay.
P ~ Z coming up soon....
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A HIGHLY recommended video about Gratitude ~
- Perspectives: Gratitude ~ Welcome to Holland
To even begin to think about the subjuct of Gratitude, I would have to start with Mom. From the time I was a little girl, Mom showed me the importance of being thankful for the smallest acts of kindness. I learned early in life that giving felt so mu
- Docmo on HubPages
Perspectives: Gratitude ~ Thank You, Dad
- MickeySr on HubPages
'Perspectives: Gratitude ~ Oy, What A Week I'm Having'
- bravewarrior on HubPages
Perspectives: Gratitude ~ Where Does It Lie in the Spectrum of tudes
- ImKarn23 on HubPages
Perspectives: Gratitude ~ When Lives Intersect
Other topics covered by Perspectives ~
- Perspectives: Knowing Your True Self – Happiness I...
In order for True-Self to be happy as s/he is supposed to be, True-Self should be IN CHARGE and not a stranger living somewhere in our inside. Meet your True Self today!
- Perspectives: Vanity ~ Vanity and Humility versus Pr...
Vanity versus pride, humility versus modesty could be attractiveness versus repulsiveness.
More hubs about Gratitude
- Sunshine625 ~ 80 Reasons to be Thankful
What are you thankful for? There is always something to be grateful for. Feel free to add your reasons to the list.
- fpherj48: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012.....On Being GRATEFUL